Monday, August 25, 2008

POW Jumps the Shark

Apparently McCain trots out the I was a POW line on the Leno Show tonight, again. You would think that he would want to put that particular line back in his pocket until later, but apparently, it is the only line of defense they have right now. (And up to now, it was primarily the flacks who trotted out the line, not the candidiate himself.)

That the line is being overused is quickly becoming part of the media storyline, even before the Leno Show. For that reason alone, you would think that the campaign would have put it away. If it becomes the singular focus of the GOP convention, McCain will risk it becoming a detriment.

America loves a hero, but a modest hero.